General Daily Insight for October 15, 2021
An optimistic view can make whatever challenges we face more bearable. Today, as the ever-rising Sun forms a harmonious trine with expansive Jupiter at 7:46 am EDT, we can have faith that we are part of something bigger than ourselves. Meanwhile, the social Moon in Aquarius helps us link with each other as she unites with Jupiter and connects kindly with the Sun and assertive Mars. When we put our heads together, we can get the best of what each person has to offer.
March 21-April 19
There may be conflict in one of your close relationships today, especially if you rely on that person for a lot of your social interaction. The root of the contentious energy might simply be that no one person can meet all of your needs. Reaching out to a different friend -- perhaps one you haven't heard from in a while -- could be rewarding for everyone involved. You need excitement in your life, and it's hard to get that from someone you see very often.
April 20-May 20
Hard work can result in major progress toward your ambitions at this time. You may put a lot of effort into getting the details correct in your day-to-day duties, and you can help yourself stay motivated by finding emotional satisfaction in the way these small things bring you closer to a major goal. An expression of appreciation from an authority figure could especially warm your heart. Even if you have your own reasons for doing what you do, being seen can be comforting.
May 21-June 20
While you could have plenty of energy needing an outlet here on Earth, today in particular, you may crave the emotional security of connecting with something on a grander scale. Finding a way to bring your spirituality into your creative expression or using your creativity in your spiritual practice can both be very rewarding for you at the moment. You might be much better off honestly acknowledging the magnitude of your needs than expecting anyone else to be able to satisfy them for you.
June 21-July 22
Your home life could be full of conflict now, but it's possible that the underlying problem is simply too much energy with no place to go. Try to convince whoever you live with to help you channel all that intensity into completing a task that you've both been putting off for a long time. Whether you take on a physical project around the house or focus on important domestic paperwork of some sort, finishing it together can improve household morale and fill you with pride.
July 23-August 22
Initiating a big conversation in one of your close relationships could go quite well for you right now. Asserting yourself and your needs, even if you worry that doing so would make the other person upset, is an important part of getting the respect you deserve! If you can express any anger you may have without being aggressive, the other person can then handle it more easily. Their response could make you feel heard and maybe even solve whatever problem you had.
August 23-September 22
Having a positive experience with a diet or health practice could make an impact on your values, as you work to understand the bigger picture of how you achieved these results. While it's normal to be excited about something that's made a helpful difference in your life, be careful to respect everyone else's boundaries as you embrace your newfound clarity. Focus on how good you feel instead of how wrong you think they might be, and you never know -- they may come to you for guidance!
September 23-October 22
You may feel like it takes a lot of energy for you to carve out your own identity, and wonder if it would be less effort to just keep your head down and go with the flow. Try to stick with it! You could be surprised at how vigorous you feel after asserting yourself. Constantly holding back anything potentially contentious consumes more energy on an ongoing basis than you may realize. With that burden lightened, you might feel both re-energized and liberated.
October 23-November 21
Positive changes could be noticeable today in the environment and people around you. It might be time for you to start a conversation about a family secret, especially if you are struggling with anger and resentment about it. Even if previous discussion attempts didn't go well, some constructive growth may make the process much smoother this time. Someone could finally respond with the nurturing and compassion that was needed long ago. You can't change your family's past, but you can build a kinder future.
November 22-December 21
A community you belong to could be downright chaotic right now, but you may know just the right words to soothe any conflict. While you can take pride in your ability to nurture others, you don't need to worry that your peacemaking will always be a one-sided effort. Sometimes it just takes one person to intentionally change the tone of a whole group. Your positive example may influence others to speak more thoughtfully, which will make things more comfortable for you and everyone else.
December 22-January 19
Your hard work in your career could result in financial gains at this time. More than that, you may finally feel enough financial security to plan for your future. These opportunities might tug on your heartstrings, bringing up memories of what it was like to not have enough in the past. Let this inspire you to be generous with others in the present! If you continue to approach your resources with gratitude such as this, you'll likely be rewarded for a long time to come.
January 20-February 18
You may enjoy seeing yourself as a defender of your philosophy today. While you might have good ideas, watch out for becoming a little too intense. The more emotional your arguments become, the more you may need to chill out. If trying to reform everything becomes too overwhelming for you, you could actually have better luck doing something nurturing for your own body. This reminder that you're human and a part of the real world can help you keep the proper perspective you need.
February 19-March 20
Digging deep into some complicated finances can go surprisingly well for you today. Even if you initially worry that you're poking the metaphorical bear, its growl could be much worse than its bite! Something that was previously hidden in this situation could turn out to be good for you. Still, you may need to use discretion to benefit as much as possible from this. Another person involved who seems intimidating might simply want privacy, and they could be very helpful -- as long as they get that.
Source Chicago Tribune